Vibrant and propulsive
Etuk Ubong weaves together a unique combination of not only Afrobeat, Highlife and Jazz, but also the ritualistic drumming of Ekombi, the result is urgent and highly energetic, yet spiritual; his compositions reflecting his heritage and life philosophy of goodwill, peace and love for humanity.
The man from Umoja
It's 40 years since the legendary 'Om' Alec Khaoli went solo and started his Afro rock band 'Umoja' in 1982. Time flies indeed. It has been a journey worth celebrating. Bra Om throughout his solo career has made a serious impact and contributed immensely in the music industry both locally in South Africa and abroad.
Heavyweights of the international Afrobeat scene
Mukambo and NYP Records unite again for the third volume of the Global Afrobeat Movement compilation. This initiative by Belgian DJ and music journalist Benjamin Tollet aka Mukambo aims to focus on up-and-coming Afrobeat bands from the four corners of the world, as the Afrobeat revival has been expanding globally since the beginning of the 21st century.
My Life is Full of Tribulations
This fascinating compilation gathers recordings from the Horn of Africa spanning several decades, including pop songs as well as tunes recorded for theatrical plays. Many of the recordings were made in Mogadishu, Hargeisa, or Djibouti. Sharaf Band's "Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani" was recorded in the 1980s, but it has a groove similar to what trip-hop producers like Massive Attack would be doing.
Saved from oblivion
Habibi Funk is the sister label of Jakarta Records, dedicated to rereleasing funk-fueled Arabic music from the 60s to 80s. From rare Tunisian disco to Sudanese jazz—Kamal Keila is part of a series on the latter. His record 'Muslims And Christians' was saved from oblivion off old moldy studio reels tucked away in Kamal Keila’s basement.
Global grooves from the 4 corners of the world
Another awesome Global Riddims selection of global grooves from the 4 corners of the world mixing #AfroBeat #AfroJazz #GlobalFunk #LatinBeats. The album takes you on a virtual world trip from Réunion and Accra to Bogota, Istanbul and beyond.